Detroit Free Press Tries Life Without A Movie Critic

Longtime critics Terry Lawson took a buyout and the paper won’t replace him. “By our research, all of the other Top 20 newspapers in the United States have at least one major, well-known critic (yes, even the Arizona Republic). However, The Freep’s move clearly signals that there’s a changing tide in the amount of importance (and budget dollars) local newspapers allocate to coverage of the movie business.”

Source: Defamer 01/30/08